Interfacial and electrical properties of InGaAs metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitor with TiON/TaON multilayer composite gate dielectric

L. S. Wang, J. P. Xu, L. Liu, H. H. Lu, P. T. Lai, Wing Man Tang

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InGaAs metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitors with composite gate dielectric consisting of Ti-based oxynitride (TiON)/Ta-based oxynitride (TaON) multilayer are fabricated by RF sputtering. The interfacial and electrical properties of the TiON/TaON/InGaAs and TaON/TiON/InGaAs MOS structures are investigated and compared. Experimental results show that the former exhibits lower interface-state density (1.0?×?1012?cm-2eV-1at midgap), smaller gate leakage current (9.5?×?10-5A/cm2at a gate voltage of 2?V), larger equivalent dielectric constant (19.8), and higher reliability under electrical stress than the latter. The involved mechanism lies in the fact that the ultrathin TaON interlayer deposited on the sulfur-passivated InGaAs surface can effectively reduce the defective states and thus unpin the Femi level at the TaON/InGaAs interface, improving the electrical properties of the device.
Original languageEnglish
Article number123504
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2015

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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